[mythtv-users] Help adding USB cardreader

William william_munson at comcast.net
Sun Jun 21 13:05:22 UTC 2009

On 06/21/2009 08:52 AM, Javier Perez wrote:
> Hi
> I need some ideas.
> I ran out of USB internal headers on my motherboard and I want to 
> install an internal card reader (one of those that go on the 3.5" bays and
> are attached to an internal header). My board is a Zotac 630i F-E, the 
> one with a wifi card. What I did not count on is that the wifi card
> would consume one of the internal USB headers.
> The way I see it I have the following options.
> 1. Find out a low profile PCI-E USB card with an internal header. 
> Haven't found out one yet.
> 2. Find out a low profile PCI-E USB card with a internal dual usb 
> connector and find out a USB A to header cable.
>     Haven't found out the card yet and so far I think the usb to 
> header male cable have been discontinued. I would have to build my own.
> 3. Find out a Serial header to USB converter (Does it exist at all?)
> 4. Uninstall the wifi mini card and purchase PCI-E wifi card to 
> recover the USB header. Haven't started yet looking out for this option
>     because phillosophically I would hate it, but if it is the only 
> solution then I would do it.

If you have an external usb port to spare you could always solder a 
cable to the pins of that port internal to the box and gain a port that 
way. Just be sure to plug the external port opening as you cant connect 
2 devices to one port.


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